David Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is surpassed only by his ability to make his stories even more hilarious when he reads them aloud.
This is the complete recording of his Radio 4 show Meet David Sedaris Series Four, and he reads essays from several of his books as well as many brand new diary pieces and extras. The full listing is:
'The Happy Place' from Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
'The Shadow of Your Smile'
'Repeat After Me' from Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
'#2 To Go' from Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
'Understanding Understanding Owls' from Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
'The Sea Section'
'Dog Days' from Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.
David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames and his most recent book, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. The audio version of Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls was a Grammy nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. He is the author of the New York Times-bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Wicked Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris's pieces appear regularly in the New Yorker and have twice been included in 'The Best American Essays'. There are a total of ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into twenty-nine languages.